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darryl
04-02-2018, 02:40 AM
I've been looking for any 'deployable' mic booms that may be out there. What I want is to push a button, which will cause the boom part which connects the mic to the stand to become flexible, then release the button and the mic stays put. Sort of a gooseneck which you could flex and twist at will, yet would remain in whatever position at the release of a button. I have no way of describing it that brings up anything remotely like this. In the usage of lubricants and cutting fluids there are 'lock joint' tubes which you can push and pull to whatever position, where they remain- what I'm looking for is a way to 'soften' the gooseneck at the push of a button or squeeze of a handle. Release and it becomes rigid. Is there anything like this that any of you know about?

Circlip
04-02-2018, 06:56 AM
If you want to cook your own, a series of ball/cup joints (Like LocLine coolant pipe but in metal) with a Bowden cable core, fixed at one end and the other "Locked" by the use of lever operated eccentric.

Regards Ian

alanganes
04-02-2018, 06:58 AM
I don't think I've seen mic booms like that but it sounds like you are describing a larger version of those goosneck flex indicator holders like these:

https://www.ebay.com/i/252415601618?chn=ps&dispItem=1

You looking to buy something or make something?

-Edit: Ian beat me to it...

Circlip
04-02-2018, 07:26 AM
There Ya go, grab one quick.

Must stop the Yanks reading my brain cells, congrats Alan.

BCRider
04-02-2018, 02:23 PM
How long does it have to be? Like just for a gooseneck on a podium or the end of a short stand? Or for a long reach boom?

darryl
04-02-2018, 11:15 PM
We use the standard floor stands with the tightening knobs for height, angle, and reach. On jam nights, the mic is constantly being readjusted for different performers. Everybody seems to just accept that you have to fiddle with 3 or 4 adjustments to get it right for themselves. So what- 20 or 30 seconds go by while this is being done. Not a long time, but it has to be done each time.

I'd rather see a more elegant system in use, that's all.

ulav8r
04-03-2018, 10:57 PM
We use the standard floor stands with the tightening knobs for height, angle, and reach. On jam nights, the mic is constantly being readjusted for different performers. Everybody seems to just accept that you have to fiddle with 3 or 4 adjustments to get it right for themselves. So what- 20 or 30 seconds go by while this is being done. Not a long time, but it has to be done each time.

I'd rather see a more elegant system in use, that's all.

Use one of the giant Noga arms, one knob to tighten. https://www.adorama.com/zonmg6145ca.html?msclkid=b610094d136610a53b9a53892 d91d0d1&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=%5bSHOPPING%5d%20%5bADL%5d%20%5bPLA%5 d%20-%20Manufacturer&utm_term=4587299952415406&utm_content=%5bPLA%5d%20-%20Manufacturer

754
04-04-2018, 02:42 AM
Time to go back to hanging mics, Inthink they were on a hose reel type setup..

old mart
04-04-2018, 01:42 PM
I have one of those gooseneck arms on a magnetic base intended for a dti and it's a pain in the butt. It only gets used for a small plastic chip guard as it is prone to doing its own thing when I would like it to stay still.

Paul Alciatore
04-04-2018, 10:40 PM
I didn't see one like you want on their site, but you might give these people a call. If it exists, they probably know about it.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/browse/general-microphone-accessories/ci/30383/N/3681064854

old mart
04-05-2018, 04:49 PM
Those goosenecks in Paul's link are the way to go, I have something similar holding up a led light for the mill and it is very good.